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Central bank digital currencies: Is the crypto euro coming?

Authors: Jonas Gross, Manuel Andersch, Jonathan Schiller (access English PDF version here, German PDF version here)

Following the announcement of Libra and with the start of Christine Lagarde’s presidency, the ECB’s efforts in the area of “central bank digital currencies” (CBDCs) have intensified noticeably. The basic idea behind CBDC is ultimately the transfer of physical cash into the digital world. However, the exact design of a CBDC system is crucial concerning the impact on the banking and financial sector, social acceptance

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Jonas Gross

Jonas Gross

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Jonas Gross is Chairman of the Digital Euro Association (DEA) and Head of Digital Assets and Currencies at etonec. Further, Jonas holds a PhD in Economics.